So, after 13 years I finally figured out chickens can't fly. Kidding. I did know that. What I didn't realize was that maybe it was me that needed to. So, after many debates with myself, I decided it was time to move on. Don't get me wrong, the animals themselves were never the problem... I love being in a barn. I love watching how animals behave and interact, even if they are as unsociable as chickens. No matter how things are left here, the challenges and experience has been second to none.
Now, its time to drive on. For the last couple of months, I've been researching other areas of agriculture. Everything always circles back to one common criteria... animals. I love helping Mark in the fields, but I'm not crazy over watching a plant grow. Animals though, that I love nurturing, improving and just plain taking care of. I guess maybe there is some maternal instincts in me after all... who knew??
So today, my research plight has taken me to Mt. Forest to an OMAF sheep seminar. Oh my... they are so friggin cute!!! The detail and thought put into this line of work surprised me. I think many see sheep farms as well I did... a few little wooly friends around the yard to keep the weeds in check. Little did I know, this is pretty darn close to my original roots of dairy farming. (minus the milking of course!!) This is intensive lambing, ventilation, shearing, feeding... wow, think this could be a definate possible next step...
Will be concluding my seminar tomorrow... ya know, school isn't so bad when you get to choose your course!
Keep ya posted!!!